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Public Relations for Pasadena City College

Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Interim Director, Public Relations
Room: C145
Telephone: 626-585-7250
Email: vxwardlaw@pasadena.edu

Valerie Wardlaw, Interim Director of Public Relations

PCC's Public Relations Office produces communications materials for both on and off-campus audiences.

To inform the community about PCC’s quality educational programs, the Public Relations Office sends news releases to local, national and international media. The area incoroprates 21st century communication techniques as well and employs social networking mediums, viewbooks, and blogs. These announcements help publicize campus events, support enrollment needs and relate interesting stories about our students and staff.

All the current news

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

PCC Gets Soaked for ALS and Challenges Others to Donate

Pasadena, Calif., - Pasadena City College and the PCC Foundation donated today to the ALS Ice Bucket Campaign that is sweeping the nation.  Trustee Ross Selvidge led the exhilrating experience in front of the mirror pool along with staff members Bobbi Abram, Valerie Wardlaw, Kris McPeak, Jeff Wojcik, Richard Beyer, Jeannie Sullivan, Anna Davis, Mei Cheng, and Carlos Altamirano.  

8/15/14 ... Full Story 

Statement by Dr. Fellow in Response to Press Inquiries

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District announced a week ago that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College, would retire from his position effective August 31, 2014. Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, had the following comment regarding the terms of agreement between Dr. Rocha and the Board of Trustees:

“The terms of the severance package are in the best interests of all parties. The financial and other components are consistent with severance terms for U.S. chief executive officers overseeing organizations with budgets of over a hundred million dollars.

Dr. Rocha was hired at a time when strong leadership was needed for the District. The College had had three presidents in as many years, infrastructure progress had stalled, and the state was suffering a severe financial crisis.

Dr. Rocha completed long-stalled construction projects, saw reaffirmation of the College’s accreditation and won agreement on an educational master plan through shared governance.  Despite challenges and concerns that Dr. Rocha faced from various College constituent groups, with the support of the Board, he continued in his mission to improve the College.

8/14/14 ... Full Story 

Real Change Movement

PCC Dancers Featured in Real Change Movement PSA

Pasadena, Calif., The Real Change Movement, an initiative that helps provide homes for the homeless through small change and credit card donations officially launched its first donation meter in Pasadena on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  Pasadena City College (one of the community partners) collaborated with the City of Pasadena and the Flintridge Center to create a Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the campaign.

8/14/14 ... Full Story 

Superintendent-President Mark Rocha to Retire - Effective August 31, 2014

The Board of Trustees of the Pasadena Area Community College District has announced today that Dr. Mark Rocha, Superintendent-President of the District and Pasadena City College will retire from his position effective August 31, 2014.

Dr. Anthony R. Fellow, President of the PACCD Board of Trustees, said “I speak for the Board in saying that we accept Dr. Rocha’s decision to retire with profound gratitude for his leadership over the past four years.  Dr. Rocha brought the college safely through one of the worst budget cuts in California history.  We well understand and fully respect his decision to turn the reins over to the great administrative team he has assembled.”

8/7/14 ... Full Story 

Calendar of Events

Buy Your Books to be ready for your classes -- PCC Bookstore Open - 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Buy Your Books to be ready for your classes.
PCC Bookstore Open - 7:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.br>

Bring your "Schedule of Classes" printout to be sure to get the right books for your classes.

Log in to LancerPoint to get your ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM

PCC Bookstore - B Building

Open To: Student

WELCOME DAY 2014

We invite all new students and their families to attend PCC's Welcome Day 2014 on August 22nd from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Report to the check-in area in the Quad. 

Take a campus tour, visit information tables in the Campus Center ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

QUAD and Campus Center

Open To: Public  Student  Faculty  Staff

Academic, Career and Student Services Program Information Tables

Visit Information booths for College Academic Divisions, Programs and Student Services.

Meet faculty and staff representatives who will have information to answer your questions.

Student Services booths in the Quad

Academic and ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

QUAD and Campus Center

Open To: Public  Student  Alumni  Faculty  Staff

Get your PCC LancerCard (student ID card)

Your PCC LancerCard is your Student photo identity card and it is your "passport to services at PCC.

Get your LancerCard in the CC Building (Campus Center)

There is no fee for your first LancerCard ID, and it is easy ...

Friday, Aug. 22 , 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Campus Center Lounge, CC Bldg., upper level

Open To: Student